Touted as one of a kind collaboration in Bollywood, father son duo Boney and Arjun Kapoor are teaming up for the remake of the Telugu blockbuster Okkadu. And now, lending them a helping hand is Aditya Chopra who recently gave away the title Tevar to the rising star.
Arjun who will be seen playing the role of a kabbadi player in the film is quite impressed with Adi's gesture. The actor recently revealed that he had just asked for the title once and Aditya Chopra gave it without batting an eyelid, despite Tevar being one of Yash Chopra's favourite titles.
Tevar also stars Sonakshi Sinha and is to be directed by debutant Amit Sharma.
Salman Khan starrer Kick, which is the remake of the South blockbuster by the same name, will have Archana Puran Singh and Mithun Chakraborty in prominent roles.
Mithun and Archana will be playing the roles of Salman's parents in the film. Archana who is excited about her role, also revealed that this will be the first time that she will be playing a hero's mother's role in a film. The actress also revealed that her onscreen husband Mithun's role will be a hilarious one.
Kick also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and marks the directorial debut of Sajid Nadiadwala. The film is slated to release in Eid 2014.
After the successful ABCD: AnyBody Can Dance, a complete dance based film, choreographer turned director Remo D'Souza now shifts his attention towards exploring different genres of Bollywood. Remo has roped in Emraan Hashmi for his next which is said to be a musical thriller.
Tentatively titled Badtameez, this film will see Emraan playing the role of a rockstar. Revealing some more details about Emraan's role, Remo stated that this character will be mischevious and will get the opportunity to dance on different tracks. Knowing the hold Remo has on dance forms, dancing will surely be an inevitable part of this musical for which Emraan Hashmi will be attending workshops too.
While the dances will be choreographed by Remo himself, the leading lady is yet to be finalized.
Akshay Kumar starrer Gabbar is yet again in a fix as Shraddha Kapoor will not be playing the lead actress anymore in the film. The reason behind the actress' exit is said to be date issues.
With a lot of actresses vying for the role, it was Shraddha who had been finalized for the film. Gabbar slated to go on floors on January 8, 2014, and Akshay Kumar has given bulk dates to the producer for the same. However, during that time span, Shraddha will be busy shooting for Haider with Shahid Kapoor. Hence, Shabina recently stated that she has asked Shraddha to move out of the project in order to avoid a date clash.
Gabbar is also co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and will be directed by Tamil director Krish.
Some time back we had reported that the Delhi High Court had sentenced Rajpal Yadav to 10-day jail term for misleading the court in a suit against him and his wife by a businessman. Now we hear that a bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru suspended Yadav's sentence on his appeal against the single judge's order.
In the new ruling, the bench relived Yadav of his sentence allowing him to complete his film projects inside India, with a clause that he will not travel outside the country. Further, the court has recommended that Yadav submit a cheque of Rs.20 lakh to Murli Projects. On the other hand, the bench also issued notice to Delhi-based Murli Projects, which had filed a debt recovery suit against the actor, and asked it to file a response by Jan 22, 2014.
This year one of the quietest and most underrated debutants was the late and lamented producer-director Ramanand Sagar's grandson Akash Chopra.
The affable lad made his unsung debut under his dad Amrit Chopra's direction in Rabba Main Kya Karoon.
Just months after his disastrous debut Akash has sprung a surprise by making a thought-provoking haunting and topical short-film entitled The Interrogation Of Kartaar Singh. Recreating an incident from the 'Khalistan' movement of the Sikh community, Akash gives a riveting performance in the title role and manages to create a powerhouse aura in just 13 minutes.
Laughs the shy young actor, "I guess that angry Kartaar Singh was there inside me. He couldn't come out in my debut film. This short film is a shock to those who don't know what happened during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984."
Since the film's content is volatile, Akash plans to send his short-film to international film festivals. "I will take it to Cannes first and then to other festivals. It's a little abstract in its cinematic appeal. Those who saw me in my debut film can't believe that's me as Kartaar Singh. This is definitely a new side to my personality. And it was challenge to bring Kartaar Singh out."
The evocative edgy short-film recreates an episode from one of the most shameful episodes of Indian history.
"It was a play that I did around two years ago. The honest intention at the outset was to simply give the play a cinematic treatment. But as we shot it the film became very different from the play," confesses Akash.
And now Akash waits for Kartaar Singh to take on his own life.
"He is a Sardar unlike any we see in our films. It's very appealing to see the Sikh as heroic. But what about the darker side to the community's existence that is swept under the carpet?" asks Akash with surprising maturity.
Currently, the Khan family is on high spirits, celebrating the arrival of a new member into their family, AbRam. But the actor and his family has once again been dragged into the High Court this time as social activist Varsha Deshpande accused Shah Rukh and his wife of conducting the sex determination test before the birth of their son.
Along with the Khan family, the petition is also filed against Jaslok Hospital, where SRK's son AbRam was born out of surrogacy, under the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act which prohibits sex selection. Deshpande has also collected the required documents about surrogacy and the case from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The activist had previously too filed a case against the Khans right after the news of AbRam's arrival went viral but then it had been dismissed saying that Shah Rukh and Gauri were innocent.
Apart from AbRam, Shah Rukh and Gauri have two kids, Aryan and Suhana.
Salman Khan's fans have been eagerly waiting to get a glimpse of the star on the silver screen after his last release Dabangg 2 (2012). And now, the trailer launch of his next titled Jai Ho will take place on December 12.
The first look poster of Jai Ho had released last week and the trailer was supposed to come out at the same time but due to some undisclosed reason, the trailer release of the film was postponed. Produced and directed by Sohail Khan, the film is based on an army officer who strives to protect his country from a catastrophe.
Jai Ho stars Salman Khan, Tabu and Nadira Babbar, along with newcomer Daisy Shah, Bruna Abdullah, Sana Khan and Ashmit Patel and is slated to release on January 24.